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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What comparison does Suu Kyi make to the ongoing national crisis in 1988?
(a) The peasant revolts that have occurred throughout history.
(b) The democratic movement in China.
(c) The fallling of The Iron Curtain.
(d) The second struggle for national independence.

2. How did the Burmese initially view the Japanese?
(a) As liberators.
(b) As oppressors.
(c) As spies for the British.
(d) As allies.

3. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, what was spontaneous?
(a) The response to notions like "representative government, human rights, and the rule of law."
(b) The response to notions like "due process, a two-party system, and security"
(c) The response to notions like "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happpiness."
(d) The response to notions like "right to work, food, and education."

4. Under what condition did Aung San vow he would resign his position as the leader of Burma?
(a) If he lost his people's respect.
(b) If he failed to affect change.
(c) If his government violated human rights.
(d) If the country's economy failed.

5. What was the purpose of the rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988?
(a) To draw world attention to the collective will of the Burmese people.
(b) To demonstrate that citizens should be able to peacefully assemble.
(c) To communicate with Suu Kyi's supporters.
(d) To galvanize the people for the commencement of a battle for a democratic government.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was different about the human rights violation than previous circumstances that Suu Kyi cites in her second letter to Amnesty International?

2. What can authorities in Burma do without due process?

3. What was the Burmese peoples' general attitude toward the British?

4. According to Suu Kyi, what is the Burmese government attempting to do in 1988?

5. What also developed along with the western influence on Burmese language and literature?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the British attempt to pacify the Burmese after they obtained rule of the country?

2. How did one British writing describe a condescending stance toward the Burmese?

3. In the article "Belief in Burma's Future", what is happening in Burma in 1988 now that police can longer guarantee security?

4. What was Aung San's response to his fame after he formed the Burmese Independence Army was formed in 1942?

5. What was the Burmese government's response to the open letter titled "The Formation of a People's Committee" signed jointly by Aung San Suu Kyi and several other leading political figures?

6. What is the purpose of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech which she delivers to a mass rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988?

7. What was Suu Kyi's reaction to President Maung's offfer to have a special party congress on September 12, 1988?

8. What does Aung San Suu Kyi say about democracy in her speech at the mass rally at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon on 26 August 1988?

9. What was the popular response to such basic notions as "representative government, human rights, and the rule of law" in Burma?

10. In his 1947 inauguration speech, what did Aung San caution the Burmese people about?

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